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had a sexual relationship. we have religion involved. and we have got just a pretty defendant with just a heinous, brutal killing. so all those put together, that's why everybody is paying attention to this. >> bill: what's the religion component. >> they are both hormone. travis alexander, the victim had grown up mormon. he has been a mormon his whole life jodi arias, the defendant, converted to mormonism just prior to dating travis alexander. we have a very large mormon community here in arizona. so that has gained a lot of attention. but i think just the fact that a religion is involved and it's so involved here, that's really important to a lot of people watching we just heard the judge reading questions to ms. areas, they came from the jury, right? in your observation of the try trial being in the courtroom how do you think it's going? >> i don't think it's good for jodi at all. arizona is one the few states that allows the jury to ask the witness questions. she was on the stand for 18 days the jury had over 220 questions for her. that is unbelievable. it was the tone and
the lawful he is talking about religion and emotional reaction to marriage and the sanctity of it. i want to play this. he was on "meet the press." >> what i said, i think we're going to win. i don't think we're going to win 5-4. i think this is a basic civil rights issue. and i don't think there is the kind of issue that will divide the court the way some other issues divide the court. >> what is your take on that with prop 8? will it divide the court as some other issues? >> i think it will be divisive. i can't call exactly what the numbers breakdown will be but it is important to note that in the california situation, what you've got is a state that first gave rights to same sex marriage. to gays. and then yanked it away in this proposition 8. and i think that makes it a different case than whether there is a right to same sex marriage nationally and in all the states. here, it looks very much like something that was given was then taken away and maybe because they just don't like gay people. that is the argument. so in that situation, i think we have a very special case. and there is
since then. he's a socialist. he's a muslim, an elitist. he's waging a war against religion. but this weekend it took a turn. twitter erupted during the history channel's hugely popular miniseries, the bible, when someone pointed out a resemblance between the actor playing devil and president obama. he tweeted, anyone else think the devil in the bible sunday on the history channel looks exactly like that guy. >> the history channel released a statement calling it unfortunate that anyone made this connection. but that hasn't stopped right wing conspiracy sites from turning out. let me get this straight. the devil is a man who fought to reform healthcare to people with preexisting conditions can't be denied coverage. a man who's set to end a decade of war, a man who's fighting to raise minimum wage, oman who puts the middle class interests ahead of the interests of the upper class. sounds like people need to brush up on the good book. tonight in our survey, 95% say yes, 5% say no. decade after the iraq war, dick cheney says he's do it all over again. [ male announcer ] when it
language, shared the same religion faith and history. at the end of the war, what could we have done to stop it? one thing is a vital free press. men and women set on telling the truth. the faults in the intelligence, the alternative paths that the leaders have failed to explore and an estimate of the horrors to come. tonight we discussed the build-up to the war and the bad decision to bury so much of it. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, finishing the job. president obama is back on u.s. soil fresh from his well-received trip to the middle east and today he jumped right back into the fight for second-term agenda, demanding that congress take action on immigration. >> we've taken real action from congress, bipartisan groups in the house and senate, working to tackle this challenge. i applaud them for that. we are making progress but we've got to finish the job because this issue is not new. emp pretty much knows what is broken. everybody knows
of its salvation. it's a part of the three great religions, judaism, christianity. it's a story that's inspired communities across the globe, including me and my fellow americans. in the united states, a nation made up of people who crossed oceans to start anew were naturally drawn to the idea of finding freedom in our land. to african-americans, the story of the exodus was perhaps the central story, the most powerful image about emerging from the grip of bondage to reach for liberty and human dignity, a tale that was carried from slavery through the civil rights movement into today. for generations, this promise helped people weather poverty and persecution while holding on to the hope that a better day was on the horizon. for me personally, growing up in far-flung parts of the world and without firm roots, the story spoke to a yearning within every human being for a home. [ applause ] of course, even as we draw strength from the story of god's will and his gift of freedom expressed on passover, we also know that here on earth we must bear our responsibilities in an imperfect world.
forms since then. he is a socialist, a muslim, elitist, waging a war against religion. you get the idea. this weekend the demonization of president obama took a very literal turn. twitter erupted during last night's episode of the history channel's hugely popular miniseries the bible when some viewers pointed out resemblance between the actor playing satan and president obama. viewers like glenn beck. beck tweeted anyone else think the devil in "the bible" sunday on history channel looks exactly like that guy? by this morning, obama satan was trending on twitter. history channel released a statement saying it's unfortunate anyone made this false connection. conspiracy sites have delusional posts comparing the president to the devil. the devil is a man who fought to >>> now for the big finish. tomorrow marks ten years since the u.s. invaded iraq in one of president bush's advisers is trying to explain the war he helped sell to the american people. paul wolfowits was the first person to influence president bush to overthrow saddam hussein after 9/11. he says the most consequential failure
republican, religion comes from church, basic moral beliefs. according in this poll, they're the same people. better than that, the business conservatives buy into the cultural issues. cultural driven people buy into the business issues. it's heterogeneous. >> it's heterogeneous internally but they turned inward. a generation ago the republican party reached outward and reached to people who had been democrats. they expanded demographically because they got a lot of catholics, got northern catholics in the party who hadn't been there before and got southerners who had been democrats and who were economically diverse. there were a lot of working class and middle class democrats who came over to the republican party. so they were expanding a generation ago by reaching out. what's happened now, because of ideology, because of the focus on ideology, these two groups look for ideological overlaps and that's all they talk about. that's all they talk about. in common areas they can agree, whether it's abortion or guns or r lower taxes. they're talking to each other, not to the whole country. >> thi
have to learn how to understand , accept, and appreciate different cultures of religions and beliefs and value diversity. monty on twitter. dirty water on twitter, jim writes in, the hate of ours in the black community is a train that has left the station years ago. in our facebook page, leonard writes in that republicans are not good at self-evaluations. they think they're perfect and that the voters are dumb. they call us low information. until they change that, they will continue to lose. we're taking republican calls this morning on the subject. danny is up next from ohio. danny, thanks for calling in. caller: hello. host: go ahead. caller: yeah, i just think the national republican party needs to quit cramming down -- their candidates down to the reagan democrats, which i started as a reagan democrat. i think that's where the party's going. i work in a union shop, and that's what you hear from ranking democrats is the party keeps cramming down these candidates like mitt romney and people just will not vote for them. host: danny from ohio this morning. one more quick of reince pr
and religion." we grant them power. we protect them. they do not make us free. as long as we have the second amendment, we always will be. ourre america and politicians are only as powerful as we the people will allow. the latest from the nra, again focusing on guns, background checks. a look at guns and video games in our country. of course, front and center, following what happened in newtown, conn. last december. the hearst newspaper focusing on all of these issues, this writing -- chronicle," exploring one aspect of our culture, the prevalence of violence in our media. read some of the opinions available online. a lot of people weighing in on all of this. brian joins us from sterling heights, michigan. morning. caller: how are you? host: fine, thank you. caller: excellent. video games, as long as a , let thes a scapegoat parents raise the kids. back in the 1980's and 1990's anytime someone killed someone they blamed metal music. it is the same thing here. someone was out, they start shooting at people -- people play video games. he played video games. that is what it is. no. it starts at
don't believe everything should be put up to a sproept freedom to speech, freedom of religion, freedom to smaer not something we take votes on. it belongs to all of us under the constitution and that is why we have court. >> freedom to marry belongs to everyone, but what marriage is, you're talking about redefining marriage. >> marriage is not defined by who's denied it. >> this isn't "cross fire." i want to end with you. go ahead. >> an odd way to think about constitutional law to sap that the court should refrain from deciding whether something is constitutional or not, even if it would be advantageous for the nation as a whole to have the conversation continue in politics. the court is a passive body. it doesn't get to decide whether to take a case, also doesn't get to decide once a case is befores it, granted review to punt on that case simply because the politician conversation vo continue. something is either constitutional or it's not. >> and they are constitution. >> it's difficult to predict what the high court lieutenant do -- will do in a case like this, based on obama care.
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